As the county seat, Decatur is the cultural and economic center of Wise County. Decatur’s historic downtown square is the heart of the city, and at its center is the historic Wise County Courthouse built in 1896 and constructed of pink granite pre-cut and shipped over 200 miles via train.
A number of unique and local restaurants and businesses have made downtown Decatur their home, thriving on the mixed patronage of residents and visitors. Spend the day or a weekend exploring unique dining options, browsing boutiques and specialty shops, or stopping in for pampering at a salon or wellness establishment.
Downtown Decatur is brimming with a mix of Texas history, photo-worthy murals and year-round events that attract both visitors and local residents daily.